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TUX: Choosing a Linux Distribution

Dec 19, 2004, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

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"For new Linux users, the hardest thing can be trying to get an answer to one simple question: 'Which Linux distribution should I use?; Back in the world of that other OS, the choice is pretty simple since you had no choice, or as Henry Ford might have put it, you can have 'any color you want as long as it's black.' In the Linux world, you can get black, yellow, red, blue, green, and every color in between. I personally think it is a wonderful thing that so many Linux distributions exist. Aside from creating a rich OS landscape, it furthers creativity and fosters innovation in software design. This can only be a good thing. While this makes for a colorful world, it can be very confusing for the new user. The DistroWatch Web site alone lists over 350 Linux distributions..."

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